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    Happy birthday today (Thursday) to three Olympic champions, all of whom were born in Europe.

    To better help you, we will call these three athletes "A", "B", and "C".

    "A" is the oldest of the three people and was 38 years old when "B" was born.

    "B" was ten years old when "C" was born.

    These three athletes own a total of three Olympic gold medals from a total of seven Olympic Games.

    Our birthday athletes have a total of 250 years since their births.

    None of these three champions competed in the Olympic hurdles.

    All three people competed in the Olympics in Europe and North America and all three competed in different events.

    You might like to know that "B" and "C" competed at the same Olympic city during the same year.

    One of our birthday individuals was born 112 years ago today and died about five months before Rick Nelson (the singer) in 1985.

    Time to name our three birthday athletes on this seventh Thursday of 2021.

  • #2
    I'll try Carlos Lopes, who was pretty old when he won in LA


    • #3
      Happy birthday (74) today to Carlos Lopes. Very good, noone. Lopes was born in Portugal and competed in three Olympics (1972, 1976, and 1984). He ran the 5,000 and the 10,000 in Munich, but did not make the finals. In Montreal, he took the silver medal in the 10,000 and of course, in Los Angeles (1984) he won the gold medal in the marathon.


      • #4
        So CL or MK was a European who won gold in LA at age 27.


        • #5
          Sorry MJ or MK


          • #6
            Could be Montreal and Moscow,
            Los Angeles and Berlin


            • #7
              Matti Jarvinen for A


              • #8
                That would make Marita Koch the last one.


                • #9
                  Matti Jarvinen was born 112 years ago today and he won the gold medal in the javelin throw at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics (almost 89 years ago). He was fifth place in the javelin four years later in Berlin. Jarvinen died in 1985 at the age of 76.. Nice going, Tuariki.

                  Happy 64th birthday today to Marita Koch. Very good, tandfman. Koch competed in two Olympic Games, just like Matti Jarvinen. Koch didn't make the women's 400 final at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, however four years later in Moscow (1980), she won the gold medal in the 400 (48.88) and she ran the anchor leg (48.3) on the East German silver medal winning four by 400 relay team.

                  Thank you noone, Tuariki, and tandfman.